The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC)
The University of St. Thomas has maintained continuous accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1916. Institutional accreditation by the HLC, also known as regional accreditation, provides assurance to prospective students and other constituents that course credits and degrees earned from the institution meet quality standards of higher education.
The University of St. Thomas is preparing for re-accreditation in 2013. The comprehensive evaluation visit is scheduled for November 2013, by a team representing the HLC.